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Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) Framework of Photovoltaic Systems in the APEC Region

Cover_219_EWG_Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) Framework of Photovoltaic Systems in the APEC Region
Published Date April 2019
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Energy Working Group (EWG)
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Pages 50
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Description

This report provides the framework of LCA and LCCA as well as the case study selection for this project. The result of this study is an insight look of PV system application in the APEC region. The LCA is conducted based on “cradle-to-grave”, which includes assessment of five (5) phases, namely Manufacturing of Photovoltaic, System Construction, Transportation, Operation & Maintenance, and Dismantling & Disposal. The framework is also detailed out based on international standards that are applied in the APEC region. For LCCA, it is followed closely the key indicators in LCA in evaluating whether these projects are appropriate from the investor's view, based on reduced energy costs and other cost implications before, during, and after completion of project or during investment period. The selection of case studies is based on solar power production and connectivity to the grid.